|Date: March 20, 2000
Contact: Valerie Mitchell
Phone: (207) 872-3388
Performing Arts at Colby Presents "A Millennium of Farce"
Thirty-one students at Colby College will perform A Millennium of Farce, a two part anthology of theater from the last 1000 years. Performances on Thursday, April 13, through Saturday, April 15, and Thursday, April 27, through Saturday, April 29, begin at 8 p.m. nightly in Colbys Strider Theater in the Runnals Performing Arts Center.
A Millennium of Farce will be shown in two parts. On April 13, 15 and 28 Part 1, Phantom Identities will present four farces about the question of self-identity. Phantom Identities includes Dulcitius by 10th-century nun Hrotsvitha, Lets Play Doctor by Molière (translated for this production by David Mills of Colbys English department), Box & Cox by Victorian music-hall farce-writer Morton, and The Actor's Nightmare by contemporary playwright Christopher Durang.
On April 14, 27 and 29 Part 2, Sex Wars (not R rated) will present four comedic briefs about the relationships between women and men. Sex Wars includes the medieval play Noahs Floode by Tatlock (adapted by Richard Sewell of Colbys performing arts department), Calibanscenes from The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Attorney at Love by Feydeau (translated for this production by Mills), and We All Have The Same Old Story by contemporary Italian social-politics comic team Franca Rame and Dario Fo.
Four of the plays are directed by Sewell and four by Associate Professor Joylynn Wing. Each evening has a total performance time of two and a quarter hours and is appropriate for mature teens and adults.
General admission is $3; students and seniors are $2. For ticket information call the box office at (207) 872-3358 between 4-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday of performance week or (207) 872-3388 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may be reserved online at www.colby.edu/perf.arts.